Board of Directors
Mr. Dang Khai Minh
Mr. Nguyen Son Vien
Vice-Chairman – VietCham
Partner and Senior Strategic Advisor – United First Partners Group (UFP)
An investment banking and development investment trained economist, Mr. Nguyen Son Vien heads Global Systemic Development at UFP ranked for 4 years running since 2012, the Best Pan-European Special Situations Research by Thomson Reuters EXTEL from 17,500 institutional investors worldwide. His primary focuses are sustainable systemic development and management and financing of natural resources with particular emphasis on Geolife including Agriculture, advising governments and largest institutional investors worldwide.
Born and educated in Paris, Mr. Vien, 50 years old, is a French National and Singapore resident since 1997. He holds a Master of Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences (Dauphine University, Paris), Degree in Philosophy of Mind (Foundation of Buddhist Thought, London), and Degree in FineArts (Paris). He is a devout volunteer-counsellor to families with Special Children and ASD-diagnosed children in Singapore.
Mr. Jason Ng
President & Chief Executive – VietCham
CEO & Executive Director of VCG Partners
Mr. Jason is currently the CEO and Executive Director of VCG Partners Pte Ltd, the Singapore office of VinaCapital Group. He is also the Chairman of the London Stock Exchange mainboard-listed VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) investment committee and also a member of the investment committee for the London AIM-listed VinaLand fund. Concurrently, he is also an investment committee member for the Luxemburg domiciled, open-ended UCITS Fund (Forum One VCG Partners Vietnam Fund). With over 20 years of work experience and valuable knowledge of the financial, banking and investment industry, we believe that he and his team will be able to help establish an industry specific platform to connect professionals working in this industry and therefore facilitate more business opportunities for financial institutions in both Singapore and Vietnam. We welcome volunteers to contribute their time and energy to help us organize networking events and activities for our industry members.
Mr. Dau Van Huan
General Director – MVG Transportation Co. Ltd
Mr. Vo Hoang Hai
CEO – Epsilon Mobile Pte Ltd
Mr. Peter Hopp
General Counsel – Bunge Asia
Ms. Vu Thi Bich Thu
Chief Representative – J.S.C Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, Singapore Representative Office, Singapore
Deputy Managing Director – Financial Institutions Group – Vietcombank Head Office, Vietnam
Ms Thu Vu is currently Chief Representative of Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam in Singapore (Vietcombank Singapore) managing portfolio of FDIs and FI clients. She is also the Deputy Managing Director of Financial Institutions Group of Vietcombank Head Office. With 13 years of banking experiences, she has successfully supported FDIs and FIs through variety of either standard or customised commercial/investment banking products and services during their journey to Southeast Asia region, especially those to Vietnam market through consultancy, business matching and networking events.
Headquarted in Hanoi with total assets of USD 40 billion and 500 branches and transaction offices nationwide, Vietcombank prides itself of being the primary choice of Foreign Direct Investment Companies especially of Singapore based ones.
Joining Vietcham as a Member of Board of Director, Ms Thu believes her contribution to Vietcham will help unlock Vietnam – Singapore business potentials, lifting the mutual relationship to a higher level.
Prof. Gerry Bodeker
Adjunct Professor – Columbia University
Dr. Gerry Bodeker researches and advises on international public policy on traditional (indigenous), complementary & alternative medicine and wellness. An Australian, whose doctoral studies were at Harvard, he has held research and teaching appointments in the Division of Medical Sciences at Oxford University for two decades. Dr. Bodeker has been chair of the Commonwealth Working Group on Traditional & Complementary Medicine and done work on medicinal plant conservation for the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, UNU, and the UN Food & Agriculture Organization. He is co-founder of the WHO-affiliated Research Initiative on Traditional Antimalarial Methods (RITAM). He has written extensively on traditional medicine and is editor-in-chief of the WHO Global Atlas on Traditional and Complementary Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He has authored chapters in the Encyclopedia of Public Health (Elsevier 2008, 2017) on “The health of indigenous peoples” and on “Integrative medicine”. Research includes: refugee use of traditional medicine at Thai-Burma border; traditional medicine in management of HIV-related illness in Africa and India; researching skin disease; intellectual property and traditional medicine; working with colleagues at the UN University and Stanford on Asian dietary traditions in preventing non-communicable diseases; cultural traditions of wellness in Asia and the Islamic world. He is a Fellow of the International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry.
Prof. Nguyen Huu Ninh
Director – Centre for Environmental Research, Education and Development
Professor Nguyen Huu Ninh is an internationally recognized environment researcher, director of the Centre for Environmental Research, Education and Development who has made an extraordinary contribution to the research into climate change. He received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Organization. It is important to mention that he speaks Hungarian quite well, as he completed his studies in Hungary, at the University of Szeged from 1971 to 1977. Then he stayed in Hungary at the Centre for Biology of Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged as a scholarship holder of UNESCO and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He spent more than half a year in the Institute for Biophysical Research in Pécs.
After receiving his scientific degree, he visited many research institues all over the world (USA, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, China, Bangladesh, Australia, Brazil, India, Korea, England, Spain, Hawaii, etc.) and represented Vietnam in every important environmental programme. He was known world-wide as the Travelling Ambassador of Vietnam. He returned to Szeged in 2001 as a guest researcher. During his many activities he also took part in the work of every council of the International Geosphere, Biosphere Program which coordinates the most important global changes of the Earth and where he met academician József Tigyi, who represents our country in that organization. Besides many international achievements Nguyen Huu Ninh has produced remarkable scientific work and published 85 scientific essays and environmental reports.
Ms. Locknie Hsu
Professor – School of Law, Singapore Management University
Professor Locknie Hsu is a full Professor and former Associate Dean at the School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU). She has also been the Chairperson of Trade and Investment Group of the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) from 2014 to date. In 2015, she was nominated by the ALA Singapore National Committee (chaired by the Hon. Chief Justice of Singapore) for the inaugural ASEAN People’s Award. She holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School.
Professor Hsu specialises in international trade and investment law and dispute settlement. She has published widely on trade and investment law, treaty dispute settlement mechanisms, arbitration law and sovereign wealth funds in international journals, and has spoken at numerous international seminars and conferences. She has developed local, regional and international professional profiles through her cumulative work in private legal practice, government and academia.
Dr. Andy Do Anh Dung
PT Hadi Kusuma Raya
Dr. Anh Dung (Andy) Do is presently an independent professional consultant/advisor to many private, governmental and international organisations. His fields of expertise cover Turnaround of Business Strategic Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Banking etc. He is also a Consultant/Representative to Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated of the USA and to promote exports of US cotton to South East Asia. In the past, he worked as a Consultant to the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) of the Republic of Indonesia; a Consultant/Representative to International Finance Corporation-Grassroots Business Initiates (IFC-GBI); a Senior Consultant to the World Bank in the Japan Indonesia Presidential Scholarship Program (JIPSP). He used to be Vice President, International Banking, Bank of Montreal, in Montreal and Toronto in Canada and Managing Director and/or President/CEO of many International and Indonesian corporations in the fields of Textiles, Forest Industry, Investment Holding and Real Estate Development. His activities brought him to be Chairman / President and/or Director, of the Foreign Bank Representatives Association in Indonesia, the Indonesian Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, and the Rotary Club International.
Dr. Phan Minh Ngoc
Vice President of Corporate Research
Dr. Phan Minh Ngoc is a Vice President at Corporate Research Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Singapore Branch to the present. His current job is to analyse economic activities and credit risks at firm-, industry- and macro-levels for ASEAN, Indian Subcontinent, and Australasia. Prior to that job, he was conferred Degree of Doctor in Economics in 2004 and then taught and conducted research in International Economics for a couple of years in Kyushu University. Dr. Ngoc has published various economic articles in international academic journals such as ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Asian Economic Journal, Progress in Development Studies, Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of Economic Studies, Asian Business & Management, and Singapore Economic Review, etc.
Mr. Charles Vo
Former President – Otis Elevator
Mr. Charles Vo spent 32 years with Otis Elevator before retiring in 2012. In his last position, he served for 10 years as President of North Asia Pacific and member of the Otis Executive Committee, based in Shanghai. In his long tenure with Otis, Charles has held various positions of increasing responsibility in Finance in France, Singapore and Hong Kong, and was the CFO of Asia Pacific between 1998 and 2002. Prior to joining Otis, Charles was in charge of Strategic Planning for Kraft General Foods France. Charles holds Master of Finance at ESSEC, Paris and attended the International Exchange Program between ESSEC and Northwestern University.
Mr. Pham Ngoc Bich
Managing Director – Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corp. (HSC)
Mr. Pham Ngoc Bich is Managing Director responsible for Investment Banking at HSC Securities, a leading securities brokerage and investment bank based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Before joining HSC in January 2016, he was a Managing Director at Saigon Securities Inc (SSI) for 4 years and previously held senior executive positions in investment management at Fiera Capital in Canada, Prudential Vietnam Fund Management, CIBC Global Asset Management in Hong Kong and in Canada. Born and raised in Vietnam, Mr. Bich is a MBA and Engineering graduate from University of Montreal in Canada.”
Mr. Dao Phuc Tuong
Investment Manager – APS Asset Management
Mr. Dao Phuc Tuong is an experienced, savvy investment professional. Tuong will contribute to VietCham his wealth of industry knowledge and a wide professional network. Currently, Tuong is a portfolio manager of APS Asset Management, a boutique investment firm with a total AUM of US$3.1 billion. Prior to that, Tuong was, chronologically, a credit officer of VID Public Bank, a senior financial consultant of SIRED and an associate director of Vietnam Holding Asset Management. Tuong graduated with a Master of Commerce (Finance) degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is currently a member of Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), Singapore Society.
Mr. Dat Pham
Global Strategy Manager – HEINEIKEN N.V
Mr. Dat Pham is the Global Strategy Manager at HEINEKEN N.V after serving as the Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development for HEINEKEN Asia Pacific for 3 years. He joined HEINEKEN after six years of experience in strategy development and planning in the United Kingdom, first as a management consultant at Marakon Associates and then a Strategy Manager at RSA Insurance Group. He hold an MPA Public Economic Policy from LSE and a Bachelor in International Relations from Vietnam
Mr. Ong Boon Hwee
CEO – Stewardship Asia Centre
Mr Ong Boon Hwee is the CEO of Stewardship Asia Centre, a Singapore-based thought leadership centre that focuses on promoting stewardship and governance of companies and organisations across Asia. He directs SAC’s efforts to develop and propagate a greater understanding of stewardship, a concept that emphasises safeguarding and enhancing an organisation’s ability to create economic and societal value over time. He recently co-authored “Inspiring Stewardship”, a book on the stewardship influence that business leaders can make to their organisations over time.
Prior to joining Stewardship Asia Centre, Mr Ong has experience working in the corporations as well as in the public sector. He started Beyond Horizon Consulting, a Singapore-based company that focuses on leadership development and strategic planning. He was the COO of Singapore Power (SP), responsible for its Singapore operations and also corporate functions. Before that, he was a Managing Director in Temasek Holdings, responsible for Strategic Relations & Projects, and concurrently the CEO of the Temasek Management Services Group (TMS) managing subsidiaries of diverse businesses including IT, training and logistics. And in his earlier military career, Brigadier-General Ong held key command and staff positions in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).
Mr Ong serves as a director on the boards of a number of companies and non-profit organizations. He graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from the National University of Singapore, and holds a Master’s Degree in Military Arts & Science from the United States Command & General Staff College.
Gloss on Organisational Structure
VietCham Singapore is a Member-driven organization: the supreme authority of VietCham is vested in the General Meetings of Members. The main organs and officers of VietCham are:
(a) The Members in General Meetings;
(b) The Board of Directors, comprising of no less than five (5) persons, each elected directly by Members at the General Meetings, or appointed or co-opted by the Board pursuant to the Constitution and by-laws;
(c) The President, elected by the Board of Directors among themselves;
(d) The Chief Executive, elected by the Board of Directors among themselves;
(e) The Executive Committee, appointed and headed by the Chief Executive; and
(f) The Advisory Panel, nominated by the Chief Executive with the Board’s approval.
The organisation is led by the Board of Directors, and advised by the Advisory Panel. The daily operation of VietCham Singapore is run by the Executive Committee.